- Current Team
- Ireland – Sport Parkinson’s Four Nations Golf 2021
I was born in Wexford in 1952 and reared on the narrowest part of the Main Street. I was educated by the Christian Brothers, enjoyed school and took an active part in all sports.
On graduating from UCD I spent three years in the US.
Clodagh and I have lived in Stillorgan since we married 42 years ago. We have three great sons, Brian, Conor and John and four lovely grandchildren 2 girls and 2 boys.
I really enjoyed the many aspects of my long career in Dentistry and retired in 2017.Thankfully, despite the challenges of my Parkinsons condition, I continue to enjoy a very full life with my family and friends.
Regular exercise, with the appropriate drug therapy is now an essential part of my life. I participate in the Physical Exercise, Singing and Dancing classes provided by the Parkinsons Association, M4P (Move for Parkinsons ), EOPD ( early onset of PD ) and the Dance Theatre of Ireland, all of which have been an enormous help to me, especially throughout the pandemic.
I started to play golf when I was 12 and at one stage I played off a handicap of 2. In recent years I noticed my golf ball was going less far off the tee, but I was blaming my golf clubs!!! My challenge now is to lower my handicap in the coming months.
I love the game and it greatly helps my balance, strength, flexibility and cognitive skills as every shot requires the utmost concentration.
I enjoy the social aspect of golf and am really looking forward to our trip to The Belfry and to playing golf for many more years.